Houston-Based Aggreko North America Powers Celebrations for the NCAA Men’s
HOUSTON -- April 05, 2013
Aggreko, the global leader in rental power and temperature control solutions,
for the seventh consecutive year will provide large-scale power generation for
local festivities surrounding the NCAA Men’s Final Four. The long-awaited 2013
NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship national semifinals and national
championship will take place on April 6 and 8 at the Georgia Dome as thousands
celebrate in the Atlanta area.
As the world leader in temporary utility solutions, Aggreko was specifically
chosen to power the celebration festivities of the NCAA Men’s Final Four games
due to their successful track record with the NCAA as well as the rental
company’s involvement in other major events such as the 2013 Presidential
Inauguration, the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games, and the Vancouver 2010
Olympic Winter Games.
Aggreko will provide enough electricity to surrounding events to power more
than 80 average-size homes. This includes The Big Dance, a three-day pep rally
and music festival featuring high-profile artists held at Centennial Olympic
Park, a large outdoor park in downtown Atlanta. To create an enjoyable space
for the fans, the Aggreko team designed power setup and cable distribution to
be safely contained and away from public areas. The company’s highly trained
technicians will install the equipment and approximately 8,000 feet of cable,
as well as provide 24/7 monitoring services for power distribution operations
at the event.
“It is an honor to work with the NCAA for the seventh year to provide
large-scale rental power solutions for the Final Four festivities,” said Gary
Meador, Head of National Event Services, Aggreko North America. “Each project
is unique, and Aggreko’s event specialists have put together a great game plan
utilizing their expert project design skills, our nationwide network of power
generation resources and on-site technical support to create a successful
The entire project will take Aggreko approximately two weeks, from preparation
and installation in the downtown Atlanta area to dismantling the equipment
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and
temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 5,700 people operating
from 194 locations. In 2012 we served customers in about 100 countries, and
had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.5bn or Euros 2.0bn). Aggreko
plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the
FTSE-100 index, and is headquartered in Scotland. For more information, please
visit the company website at www.aggreko.com.
Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need
them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time.
Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial site which needs to
service its permanent power supply, supplying a whole city in times of power
shortage, or providing a major sporting event with power and cooling systems.
We serve our customers either through our 194 service centres, which we call
the Local business, or globally through our International Power Projects
In the Local business, which accounts for about half of our revenues, we hire
our equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we
retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. In the International
Power Projects business, which also accounts for about half of our revenues,
we operate as a power producer. We install and operate power plants and we
charge our customers both for providing the generating capacity, and for the
electricity we produce. We design and manufacture equipment specifically for
these requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland.
Recent customers include the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the power utilities in over 50
countries including the UK, France, Angola, Kenya, Indonesia, Bangladesh,
Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.
In 2012 we fulfilled almost 45,000 customers’ assignments and when researched,
70% of them gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.
For more information, please visit our local website at:
Ward Creative Communications
Molly LeCronier, 713-869-0707
Amy Stine, 281-985-8266
Marketing Communications Specialist
Simon Lyons, + 44 141 2255900
Global Director of Marketing & Communications
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